After four long years, the ICC Cricket World Cup is finally back. Back! BACK! Over the next month, the world's ten best teams will compete in 48 games for the coveted CWC Cup. Here's how to watch every match in Australia, live, online and free.
What is the Cricket World Cup?
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship for One Day International cricket. Taking place every four years, it's basically the Olympics of cricket.
The 2019 tournament commences in England on May 31 and will conclude on Sunday, July 14.
How To Watch The Cricket World Cup On TV
Network Nine has the broadcasting rights to the Cricket World Cup in Australia. It will be showing all Australian games its both main channel and 9GEM (depending on the time and match), plus select other teams at prime time. You'll also be able to catch the semi-finals and final live on Nine at 7pm.
Rebecca Maddern, Mark Taylor, Lisa Sthalekar, and Ian Healy will be providing Nine’s commentary. You can find a list of scheduled matches here.
If you're determined to watch every single game of the CWC, free-to-air TV will only get you so far. Instead, you're going to need to sign up to a streaming service.
How To Watch The Cricket World Cup Online
One of the easiest ways to watch the entire CWC live is by signing up to Kayo Sports. This is Foxtel's new online sporting platform.
Watch Kayo on your TV is pretty straightforward - simply plug in your laptop via HDMI or beam the games through a Google Chromecast. (You can also watch on your phone or tablet if you're that way inclined.)
You can currently sign up for a free two week Kayo trial. After that, prices start at $25 per month.
If you're only interested in watching Australia play, you can also stream games through the free 9Now app. Just bear in mind that you won't get access to every CWC match.
How to watch the Cricket World Cup in HD
If you want to watch the CWC in high definition for free, simply head to Channel 91 on your TV. As mentioned though, only select games will be shown.
When is Australia playing?
Here are the dates for every Australian match of the tournament. All of them will be broadcast live on Channel Nine. (We've also included the dates for the finals.)
- Saturday, June 1 (Afghanistan Vs Australia): 10:30 PM
- Thursday, June 6 (Australia vs West Indies): 7:30 PM
- Sunday, June 9 (Australia vs India): 7:30 PM
- Wednesday, June 12 (Australia vs Pakistan): 7:30 PM
- Saturday, June 15 (Australia vs Sri Lanka): 7:30 PM
- Thursday, June 20 (Australia vs Bangladesh): 7:30 PM
- Tuesday, June 25 (England vs Australia): 7:30 PM
- Saturday June 29 (Australia vs New Zealand): 10:30 PM
- Saturday, July 6 (Australia vs South Africa): 10:30 PM
- Tuesday July 9 (Semi-Final 1): 7:30 PM
- Thursday July 11 (Semi-Final 2): 7:30 PM
- Sunday, July 14 (Final): 7:30 PM